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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Stories on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

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Free Emotion Cards

Download 8 FREE emotion cards to use in your Autism Education program today by only giving us your name, email, and how you will use the cards. These include 2 happy, 2 sad, sad and selfish, happy and sharing, sleepy, and happy.

The newest addition to the popular Language Builder Series!! This 80-Card set helps students identify and discuss feelings and emotions. The set features a range of actors from 1 to 70 years old, and from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Oregon Parents Still Struggle to Get ABA Coverage

OPB's news article covers parents that are still struggling to get insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) despite two state laws that require the coverage.

http://www.opb.org/news/series/vitalsigns/parents-fight-to-get-new-autis...

Program for School Age Children

A Hope For Autism Foundation is launching a center based program for learners, K-8
please visit www.ahopeforautism.net, or call 503 516 9085 for more information.

ASO President Commends Portland on ABA Insurance Coverage

A big thanks to Tobi Rates of the Autism Society of Oregon. Tobi points out:

"In addition to physical, speech and occupational therapy, there is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which has been shown through evidence-based studies to bring about substantial positive changes.

Federal OPM Declares ABA a Medical Service

The federal government's Office of Personnel Management has determined that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a medical treatment for autism, not just an educational intervention. In this writer's opinion, this might be the first step in having all insurance companies eventually cover ABA. In Oregon, this is especially important as the state has very few Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and the education system does not implement ABA programs due to their eclectic methodologies.

The bottom of page 5 of http://www.opm.gov/carrier/carrier_letters/2012/2012-12a2.pdf says:

Behavior Analysts Rebell Against Board of Examiners of Psychologists in WV

Some time ago, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), changed requirements for Associate Behavior Analysts (BCABA). It required them to have supervision by a full Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This is why I dropped my certification after paying $6000 and spending a year and a half getting certified.

World Center for Behavior Analysis

The World Center for Behavior Analysis (WCBA), a subsidary of the Behavior Analyst Online (BAO), is now developing into a full membership organization. In addition, the WCBA has developed a certification in behavioral consultation and behavior therapy. The exam is currently in the process of being validated and its reliability assessed. The certification is Behavior Analysis Mastery Certificatification: Behavior Consultion and Clinical Behavior Therapy.

If you are interested in this certification - please go to http://www.baojournal.com/WCBA/WCBA.html

A Hope For Autism Foundation HELPS

A Hope For Autism Foundation has had the opportunity to help a family in need of services. It has been our passion to provide quality evidenced based services to families for many years, and it has finally happened. Please visit our website, http://ahopeforautism.org for further details. We look forward to serving many more families.

Penn State Autism Conference - free past videos

Another find from Regina. You can click here: http://pspb.org/live/autism/ To find many videos and audio recordings of workshop speakers from last year. This year the conference will run from July 30-August 3 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania. More than likely videos will be available again (hopefully).

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